La Sportiva Men's Karakorum Hiking Shoe

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Size: 9.5

Color: Green


  • 100% Leather
  • Vibram sole
  • Karakorum used a new tapered 8mm high density Nylon® that provides a smooth flex and protection throughout the boot. This allows for new-matic crampon compatibility and long lasting consistent flex.
  • The 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger leather upper is ideal for water repellency, breathability and durability.
  • IDEAL TERRAIN: general mountaineering and heavy backpacking


Please click here for the La Sportiva Size Conversion. Take in all of Mother Nature's breath taking beauty in a pair of these Karakorum mountaineering and backpacking boots from La Sportiva®. Ideal boots for NOLS and Outward Bound courses. Features 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger leather uppers withstand years of abuse. Vibram® rubber rand. Padded Cordura® cuff. Dry-Best® lining. 8mm high- density nylon with anti-torsion plate. SBR Aircushion midsole. Makalu board construction. Multidirectional 3D Flex™ hinge promotes easy flex and faster break-in period. Aggressive Vibram® Couloir sole with semiautomatic crampon attachment for alpine climbing. Measurements: Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz Product measurements were taken using size 43 (US Men's 10), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Weight of footwear is based on a single item, not a pair.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No

Package Dimensions : 12 x 8 x 4 inches; 2.05 Pounds

Item model number : La Sportiva

Department : Mens

Date First Available : September 2, 2009

Manufacturer : La Sportiva

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Top Amazon Reviews

  • These aren't pillows
Contrary to 'the most comfortable boot evar!' comments these boots are pretty firm and supportive with a 3/4 hard and stiff sole. This allows a mostly stiff footbed with toe articulation(flex). Built much like the Nepals I owned 20 or more years ago but with way more flex in the toes and rockers at the heel and toe. You can actually walk easily in these while the Nepal is more of a pure alpine boot. I remember my Nepals weren't uncomfortable but not exactly pillowy. I wore them to the office and clomped around in them for 2 weeks for slogging up Shasta. This fit is similar minus the clomping. These are real boots with thick leather that needs to wear in a bit to soften up with good toe room and a reasonably snug heal. I'll wear them indoors for a couple of weeks before committing to them. I wear a size 8.5 and sometimes 9. I ordered these in 9 and have room for a footbed without having to worry about squeezing my feet. I absolutely love the lacing system ... show more
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2021 by Amazon Customer

  • Great Boot
These boots fit great right out of the box with absolutely no break in period. I was looking for other la sportiva boots that had a dual shank but liked these so much when I got them that I kept them! Can’t climb for very long in them but can walk all day with no discomfort at all. Bottom line- great boot. ... show more
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2019 by Kaylan joubert

  • simply the best you can buy, last pair lasted 15 years and kinda still going
Size: 12.5 Color: Green
I've had a pair of Makalu's for 15 years, and loved them, but I have beaten them to death and while they are still wearable they look pretty ugly. So, I considered another pair, but the Karakoram just looked too damn cool and I couldn't pass them up. I've only had them for a couple of weeks but I can already tell they will break in just great. While I'm not a world class climber or adventurer I do climb around in Joshua Tree etc. and these will be perfect. For anyone who still thinks that a pair or Merrill's or god forbid high-tech boots are good, you just have no idea until you really get the best and LaSportiva is just that, the best. They take a long time to break in but it's well worth the journey, give yourself at least a couple of months for break in, wearing them every few days and you will never look back. For a person like me with flat feet, I do have to wear them with an orthotic, but they work just fine in these boots. If you hike or climb don't bother with anything else get these get the Makalu's but if you love yourself you will buy LaSportiva. ... show more
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2015 by K. Feeney

  • Great boots at first but the soles are separating around ...
Great boots at first but the soles are separating around the toe from the upper part of the boot. Not sure if there is any type of warranty on these but you would think so for the price you pay.
Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2017 by Eric

  • Not true fit. Order size bigger
No response after 300$$ purchase. Kill my feet to small!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2019 by Alex

  • 5 so I got the 45 and they fit great. Very well made boot
Holding up very well so far! Make sure you get them a 1/2 size big because they run small. Im a size US 11 = 44.5 so I got the 45 and they fit great. Very well made boot.
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2015 by PIPER

  • Comfortable and great looking.
I bought these for lineman school. They worked great. They show almost no wear. I received many complements on them while in school. Can't wait to take them into my new career.
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2017 by Chris Kelley

  • Horrible quality
Size: 8.5 Color: Green
I have had them for less than 2 months and had 3 shoe lace D rings pop out. Really bad quality boots.
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2021 by Elmer Diaz

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